‘She doesn’t represent us’: Rep. Mayra Flores on why Hispanic voters favor her over ‘disrespectful’ AOC

A new poll spells bad news for Dems in general and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez specifically, confirming what the Squad cheerleader may have sensed after a humiliating town hall event in which she smugly danced as voters booed and heckled her: AOC isn’t nearly as popular as she thinks she is.

In fact, newly elected Republican Rep. Mayra Flores from Texas is actually way more popular Ocasio-Cortez among Hispanic voters — and Flores is pretty sure it’s because AOC doesn’t represent the values of the Hispanic community.

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In a “national poll of Hispanic voters on behalf of Bienvenido U.S.,” media strategist Giancarlo Sopo and polling firm WPA Intelligence found that Flores, the first Mexican-born congresswoman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and the first Republican to be elected in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, “has a higher net favorability than AOC among Hispanics who know them.”

While AOC has a higher national favorability rating (42.3%) than Flores (38.1%), her unfavorability rating is 36.3% compared to Flores’s 24.5%.

According to Flores, AOC’s disrespect for her constituents is “heartbreaking.”

“Honestly, I find it very disrespectful that she doesn’t take the time to hear their concerns,” Flores said on Fox & Friends Saturday. “At the end of the day, they are her constituents. They voted for her and she wouldn’t be in that position if it wasn’t because of the people.”

“So it’s heartbreaking to see how she puts her political party first versus the American people,” Flores continued. “But it doesn’t surprise me, and that is why her — she has no favorability also among Hispanics, because she doesn’t represent us, our conservative values of God, family, and country, and also all about hard work.”

“That is who we are in the Hispanic community,” Flores said, “and she doesn’t stand for none of that.”

In a separate Texas Latinos Conservatives poll, more than 60% of Hispanics said they are bothered by the Democratic party’s direction, according to The Center Square.

And, like most Americans, the majority of Hispanics (57%) support tougher border security measures. In Texas, they also support more oil and gas exploration by a whopping 3-to-1 margin.

“Democrats assume Hispanics are monolithic, but we are as diverse as America, and we are seeing the momentum build all across all our Latino communities for conservative candidates,” Orlando Sanchez, founder of Texas Latino Conservatives, said. “The more we vote our values, the more we vote Republican.”

The numbers don’t bode well for Democrats just weeks from the crucial midterm elections.

“Hispanic voters are expected to account for 24% of California voters, 20% of Texas voters and 15% of Florida voters. This translates to over 3.2 million Hispanics voting in California, over 1.7 million voting in Texas and over 1.3 million voting in Florida,” according to new analysis from Echelon Insights.

A record of roughly 125,655,745 Hispanic voters are expected to cast their ballots in the midterms.

Says Echelon of its estimate, it “represents a continuation of the pattern of the record-breaking turnout we saw in the 2018 and 2020 elections.”


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